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Contemporary Blues Harp Players & The Last Of The Living Blues Awards Winners

August 26/28

Crossroads wraps up the August blues harmonica feature with music from contemporary players and new releases featuring the instrument. Among the artists featured: Bob Corritore, Billy Branch, William Clarke, Curtis Salgado, Rod Piazza, and Jason Ricci.

Plus a few remaining winners of the recent Living Blues Awards not yet featured on the show – including Comeback of the Year winner, soul singer Wee Willie Walker; music from the winner of this year’s Wichita Blues Society Blues Challenge who will go to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next year; and the latest from Royal Southern Brotherhood, the Lucky Losers, Tinsley Ellis and more.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.